I have been working on the visuals and general layout of the balloon debris app, with the goal of making a more usable version of the Virginia Balloon Study web form. The app can be promoted via social media to students, concerned citizens, and clean-up volunteers, and the information gathered will be of use to a variety of stake-holders, including Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW), Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) and the Virginia Marine Debris Advisory Committee. I will be sending this draft to the above stake-holders and making adjustments based on feedback.
I plan to have a working demo-version of this app to present at the SeaGrant Symposium in January.
Overview of App
The Splash Screen is the screen that will be displayed when the app is launched on the device.
The series of images below shows the first launch tips screen, with each tip popping up successively as the user taps through.
This is what the user will see first every time the app is launched.
The information gathered regarding Material, Burst/Deflated, Attachments, Type of String, Animal Entangled, and Comments can be collected in a database, such as the one already in use by Clean Virginia Waterways and the Virginia Aquarium.
Other Screens – Home, Search, Info and Settings